Washington Department of Natural Resources State Forest Practices Habitat Conservation Plan

This habitat conservation plan is a 50-year agreement for protection of Washington's streams and forests that provide habitat for more than 70 aquatic species, including salmon, many of them threatened or endangered. It covers 13 populations of salmon and steelhead.

Set in motion by the Forests and Fish Act, the programmatic, statewide plan covers 60,000 miles of streams running through 9.3 million acres of forest land. The plan, signed in June 2006, was the result of more than a decade of collaboration to develop it.

NOAA Fisheries and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approval recognizes that practicing forestry by Washington State's Forest Practices Rules meets federal Endangered Species Act requirements for aquatic species covered under the plan.

Incidental Take Permit 130kb

Biological Opinion 904kb

Implementing Agreement 719kb

Habitat Conservation Plan